Fee Calculation Examples

The fee will be calculated as set out in Ite  39 of Schedule  2 of the Tariff of Fees in the Patent Rules, which reads as follows:

On requesting a copy in electronic form of a document:

Table 1: Fee list for electronic copies of documents
Product or service Fee
a. for each request $10
b. plus, for each patent or application to which the request relates $10
c. plus, if the copy is requested on more than one physical medium, for each physical medium requested other than the first $10

In other words, the fee for a request will be calculated as follows:

  1. the request;
  2. plus the number of patent documents to which the request relates;
  3. plus the physical medium (CD-ROMs) needed or required in addition to the first one;

To illustrate how the calculation will be done, four examples are shown below.

Example 1

A request for five patent documents at 5  megabytes each, stored on one CD-ROM:

Table 2
Total $ 60
for the request $ 10
number of patent documents to which the request relates $ 50
number of CD-ROMs in addition to the first one $ 0
size of the request by 10 megabyte segments where the last digit is rounded off if exceeding 7 megabytes N/A

Example 2

A request for one sequence listing of 400 megabytes on one CD-ROM:

Table 3
Total $ 20
for the request $ 10
number of patent documents to which the request relates $ 10
number of CD-ROMs in addition to the first one $ 0
size of the request by 10 megabyte segments where the last digit is rounded off if exceeding 7 megabytes N/A

Example 3

A request for four patent documents having the following electronic size: 5 megabytes, 7 megabytes, 19 megabytes and 200 megabytes on two CD-ROMs:

Table 4
Total $ 60
for the request $ 10
number of patent documents to which the request relates $ 40
number of CD-ROMs in addition to the first one $ 10
size of the request by 10 megabyte segments where the last digit is rounded off if exceeding 7 megabytes N/A

Example 4

A request for three patent documents; wherein the first document, only the claims are asked for (2 megabytes); in the second patent document, the claims and the drawings are asked for (7 megabytes); and in the third patent document the entire document is asked for (29 megabytes). All these documents are to be on one CD-ROM:

Table 5
Total $ 40
for the request $ 10
number of patent documents to which the request relates $ 30
number of CD-ROMs in addition to the first one $ 0
size of the request by 10 megabyte segments where the last digit is rounded off if exceeding 7 megabytes N/A
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